More than two months of local cheer-leading and a social media campaign that included help from Gov. John Hickenlooper and even “Miles” the Denver Broncos mascot, Pueblo edged past Williamsburg, Va., to win the Leslie B. Knope Award, named after actress Amy Poehler’s character on the NBC show “Parks and Recreation,” which distinguishes the winner the best in the country.
Last week, Pueblo trailed by more than 1,000 votes through Thursday, but was able to pull ahead by 4,000 votes Friday and never looked back.
“This is just an awesome thing for Pueblo and we have really been overwhelmed with all of the support and kind words about our library district and the community,” Midori Clark, director of community relations for the library district said Monday.
“Pueblo already has so many great things in it. It’s nice to know that we will also now be known for having the best public library and it’s something we can all take a lot of pride in.”